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Boards and Commissions Vacancies

Serving on a Board or Commission
Vacancies on Boards and Commissions are announced in each issue of
Rockville Reports. Anyone employed by or under contract to the City is not eligible to serve on a board or commission. Individuals may serve on only one board or commission at a given time (with the exception of ad hoc committees or task forces) to give as many residents as possible the opportunity to participate.

The Boards and Commissions provide the Mayor and Council with informed public opinions, thoughts and ideas that shape the City. Anyone interested in serving on a citizen board or commission may write to the Mayor and Council and City Clerk/Director of Council Operations, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850, or contact the City Clerk's Office at 240-314-8280 for more information or fill out and submit an Expression of Interest Form (pdf)

PLEASE NOTE: As defined in Ordinance No. 13-13 (see below), all applicants applying to the Board of Appeals, Historic District Commission, Ethics Commission or Planning Commission are required to complete the Statement of Financial Interests (see below) and submit along with the Expression of Interest Form.

Ordinance No. 13-13
Statement of Financial Interests Form

Vacancies (as of January 26, 2017)
The City is seeking applicants for appointment to the following:

  • Compensation Commission (two)
    The Compensation Commission determines the annual compensation for the
    five elected officials of the City. There are five members of the Commission who must be residents of the City or have a place of business in the city.  Terms are staggered and are four years beginning on December 31 of the year of the appointment.
  • Cultural Arts Commission (one) 
    This is an eleven member body, appointed by the Mayor with the confirmation of the Council.  Members serve for overlapping three-year terms.  The Commission is responsible for encouraging the arts and culture in the City for the benefit of Rockville citizens and recommending to the Mayor and Council appropriate programs, activities, and utilization policies of the City facilities, which will add to the further development of Rockville as a cultural center.
  • Environment Commission (two) 
    The Environment Commission will be responsible for a work program that will include recommending policies and procedures relating to the environment, watershed stewardship and protection, and promoting a sustainable community through initiatives relating to natural resource management and development, energy efficiency, pollution controls and public education. 
  • Ethics Commission (one)
    The City of Rockville’s Ethics Commission is made up of private citizens who meet to, among other things, consider policy, advise the Mayor and Council and process complaints made alleging violations of the Ethics Code.
  • Financial Advisory Board (two)
    The purpose of the Financial Advisory Board is to advise the Mayor and Council regarding financial matters, including the reviewing of current financial policies, procedures, and documents relating to City finances and making recommendations to the Mayor and Council. 
    The board will consist of at least four Rockville residents and any three others who, in the opinion of the Mayor and Council, can demonstrate a stakeholder position, with at least one member from the Rockville business community and one member with governmental budgeting experience. If possible, one member should be a certified public accountant licensed to practice or retired, and at least one other member should have experience with financial matters related to larger employers or governmental agencies. 
  • Historic District Commission (one; alternate)
    The Historic District Commission (HDC) was created by the mayor and council in 1966 for the purpose of recommending the boundaries of districts that are deemed to be of historic or architectural value to the city of Rockville.
  • Human Rights Commission (four)
    In addition to adjudicating housing and public accommodation and a limited number of employment discrimination complaints, this 11-member commission oversees the City's Community Mediation Program.
  • Human Services Advisory Commission (one)
    The Human Services Advisory Commission monitors changes in human needs in the city, assists the Mayor and Council in deciding appropriate City roles and priorities concerning human services, and participates in oversight and evaluation to ensure accountability and cost-effectiveness of City and outside providers of human services.
  • Landlord Tenant Affairs Commission (two; one regular & one alternate
    This Commission provides a forum for adjudicating differences or disputes between landlords and tenants.
  • Planning Commission (three)
    The Planning Commission is a seven-member body charged with formulating a master plan for the City of Rockville and revising the plan when necessary.
  • Senior Citizens Commission (three)
    This board is charged with proposing programs, activities, legislation, etc., to meet the needs of senior citizens in Rockville and with conducting such studies as are necessary to determine those needs.
  • Sign Review Board (one; alternate
    This Sign Review Board is comprised of three members and one alternate, appointed for three-year terms. The Board reviews applications for sign permits and may grant modifications from sign regulations where applicable (Chapter 25, Rockville City Code).